1. A Short Break

    As tradition has had it, the Hexagon staff take a short break over the summer holidays. This year is no different. We hope to see many of you in the new year as we kick off the theatre season.

    Some things to look out for;
        Godfrey Johnson With Horns
            Multi Award winning performer Godfrey Johnson brings us his hilarious show with tales of gyms,
             health food and fashion interwoven with captivating songs and a healthy dose of comedy and pathos.
            Sex Pistols in the style of Noel Coward.

        The Songs I Love
            Helen Vermaak premiers her new one woman show, a warm personal presentation of well loved songs.    

  2. Cafe Cappuccino

    MafiaThe Pig and Whistle Presents

    Cafe Cappuccino

    a show with a strong Italian flavour featuring well-known tunes by Patrizio, Luciano Pavarotti, Dean Martin, Josh Groban and many more.

    Hexagon Dive

    Thursday 1st December and Friday 2nd December
    7pm for a 7.30 start.
    Tickets R80.00per person (or R75pp for Parties of 10)

    to Book phone 033 260 5537
    or email

  3. Helen O'Grady Drama

    The Helen O'Grady Drama Showcase will be on the 25th and the 26th of November.
  4. Ridge Nativity

    Ridge Junior Primary present their annual Nativity

    21 to 24 November

  5. Desert Rose

    Desert Rose Dance StudioDance School presents their annual event

    Hexagon Theatre
    Saturday 19th November @ 2.30pm & 6pm

    To book please Phone 033 260 5537
    or email





























    Robert-Ian Caldwell and Jeff Judge

    The Hexagon Dive
    Thurs 10th & Fri 11th November at 7.00 for 7.30 pm
    Tickets R60 per person (R55pp for table of 10)
    Bring your own picnic, but no drinks. There is a Cash bar.
    e-mail bookings preferred:   Enquiries: 033-260 5537

    A Musical Revue 

    Caldwell has never run a Comrades Marathon (Judge has one under his belt) -
    but July's Festival was his 10th Grahamstown Festival Fringe appearance,
    over some 25 years: hence A GREEN NUMBER.

    Caldwell and Judge present another collection of inconsequential sketches:
    mainly musical, with the occasional monologue. Caldwell is on stage, song
    and sedation: Judge does keys, saxophone and vocals.

    The tunes are borrowed and are well-known. The lyrics are largely original:
    although successive SA governments have made script-writing a cinch.

    Experience decomposed Broadway musicals; politicians new and old; Dalai
    diversions; name changes, polluted rivers and speedy locomotives; cats &
    dogs, nightingales & white-ants; applied tartan dyslexia; and a health-care
    section that should relieve depression.

    "These two entertainers treat their audience to a range of great pieces,
    with clever original lyrics and a good measure of mirth. It's hard to write
    this, I can't see through the tears of laughter. Good music, good show!"
    Lee-Ann Knowles, Cue, Sunday July 3.

    Robert and Jeff chase away the winter blues.
    "It is perhaps the lively rapport they share that makes their two-man act
    such a hit. they offered their versions of a wide range of popular
    songs..their humour had its roots in an era when clever wit was greatly
    prized and appreciated." Judi Davis: South Coast Herald, July 29, 2011
  7. Domain Keyser School of Ballet

    Domain Keyser School of Ballet presents their annual show from the 14th to the 15th October
  8. Hilton Festival

    Once again it's time for the Hilton Festival 16 to 18 September

    Visit the Hilton Festival web site for details.

  9. Assegai

    Assegai AwardsMedia and Cultural Studies Present


    Come and join us as we celebrate the best films of the year at the Assegai Awards Ceremony. This Glitzy evening showcases the Media Students work. Come and mingle with the stars as they strut their stuff on the red carpet. Dress formal.

    Hexagon Theatre
    September 14 @ 6.30pm

    Tickets available from the media department
        R3o each and R5o per couple.



    Hexagon Studio Theatre

    8 - 10 September at 6.30pm

    ‘Sunset Heights’ is the latest offering from the UKZN Pietermaritzburg Drama and Performance Studies programme. Directed by Rhodes University and University Of Cape Town graduate Emily Stockil, the play forms part of the second and third year production module.

    ‘Sunset Heights’ centres around a ubiquitous block of flats located somewhere in Pietermaritzburg. Workshopped by the cast, it explores a multitude of performance styles and genres and offers a glimpse into the varying realities that can co-exist within a very small space. In being open to various performance aesthetics, the play offers a colourful depiction of humanity and the varying rhythms that govern the way we live and the way we interact with each other. 

    A literal dissection of a shared living space, the play contains elements of comedy, realism, farce, physical theatre, dance and music. The production runs from the 8th of September to the 10th of September. Tickets R40 (R25 concession) available at the door.

  11. Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist

    Yes He's Back...



    Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist
    Hexagon Theatre, UKZN
    Tues 30th Aug  - Sat 3rd Sept at 7.30pm
    Tues R40 special at the door only.
    Wed R50
    Thurs R55
    Fri and Sat R60
    Bookings for Wed to Sat: or tel 033 260 5537.
    Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist best known for his ability to get people to perform a variety of hilarious hypnotic suggestion on stage returns to the Hexagon Theatre UKZN from the 30th August to the 3rd September. 2011

    Although Andre prefers to call himself a comedian with certain persuasive abilities the man with the strange eye's uses his skills as funny-man and combines this with his training in hypnosis to create hilarious pandemonium on stage.

    Trained by the legendary Max Collie and having set attendance records at nearly all theatre's in South Africa, Andre is yet to show signs of slowing down. Now officially 100kg's lighter (due to a diet that finally worked) Andre has found a new "spring in his step" and he describes the NEW him as being young, thin and Funny.

    With his clean, family friendly nature and gentleman like fashion Andre promises not to drag people out of the audience or present suggestions that cater for a late night TV show. Instead his performance is clean, funny and family friendly and he sees no reason to change this success recipe after 17 odd years of packed theatre's here and abroad.

    Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist is as much of a institution to South Africa as Defending the Caveman and the Boswell Circus is, a talented mix of Barry Hilton's wit, Nataniel's flare and Steve Hofmeyer's looks is how he described his performance and this before the curtain even opens.

    South Africa's own Mad Hatter will be performing at the Hexagon Theatre for a period of only 5 shows starting Tues 30th August and ending Saturday 3 September.


    Ticket prices vary from as little as R40.00 for Tuesday's opening Special (at the door only) to R50.00 on Wednesday, R55 on Thursday  and R60 on Friday and Saturday. Bookings for Wed to Sat can be made by e-mail on or tel 033 260 5537.

    Twisted Funk PosterB-Rock Dance Studio present


    Hexagon Theatre
    Saturday 27th August at 2pm and 5pm

    Tickets are R45
    To Book phone 033 260 5537, or email

















  13. Colleen Boote

    Colleen Boote's School of Ballet presents

    Mary Poppins

    Hexagon Theatre
    17th to 20th August at 7pm

    and 20th August at 2.30pm

  14. A Cinderella Story

    Claire's School of Dance presents

    A Cinderella Story

    Hexagon Theatre
    6th August @2pm and 6pm

    A Cinderella Story

  15. Metamorphosis

    Fresh From the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown

    A Double Bill
    Whatever Drama and Performance studies on Howard College campus took down (no info -no website)


    Hexagon Studio Theatre
    Thursday 28th July 6.30pm
    Tickets R30 at the door only.
    Enquiries 033 260 5537 or e-mail


    MetamorphosisThis years entry to the National Arts Festival of Student Drama in Grahamstown is 'Metamorphosis', an adaptation of Franz Kafka's remarkable short story. It is set in a rural isiZulu homestead and traces a family's evolution after the eldest son and breadwinner is transformed into a gigantic insect. The play juxtaposes surrealism and earthy humour, and explores timeless themes of stigmatisation, self-sacrifice, exploitation and economic hardship, finding resonance with contemporary South Africa.
    The show is directed by Adam Steyn, who workshopped the piece with senior students from the Drama and Performance Studies programme.
  16. Christmas in July

    Dinah Lane 

    Join us for a Classy Dinner Thriller in classic ‘Agatha Christie’ style as we unravel
    The Strange Case of Dinah Lane
    Hexagon Dive Theatre
    21, 22 & 23 July
    7.00 for 7.30pm
    R180 Inc. 3 course Christmas meal!
    Bookings: 033 845 0400

    All proceeds from this event will go to Project Gateway ‘Changing lives, impacting communities’


    Stylish Dinner Theatre. A classic murder mystery 'whodunit'.

    It is 1929;  'The Roaring Twenties'.  The Charleston is all the rage across colonial Natal.  At a winter weekend Ra Ra on a north coast sugar estate, during an extraordinarily opulent 'Christmas in July' party,  a shocking murder is committed.

    Each one of the dazzling array of guests is a suspect. Each 'loyal' member of staff is under suspicion.  This is murder, at its most foul.

    Who will unravel the intricate web of mystery?   The challenge is on the diners, to work out whodunit - how and why.!

    Annie Robinson and Paul Spence return to the Hex with one of their finest Dinner Thrillers.  You will be wined, dined and royally entertained!

    Sold Out at the Hilton Festival, Michaelhouse and The Hexagon Dive, PMB, in 2008.

     Tables seat 10, why not grab some friends and book a whole table!

  17. Cinderbella

    The Heather Proctor School of Dancing presents




    It is the story of Cinderella with a slight twist.

    The costumes are beautiful and promises to be a very special performance for all!

    There are over one hundred girls dancing, ranging in age from 3 years to 24 years.

    24th June at 7pm
    and 25th June at 2.30pm and 6pm

    To book please phone the theatre on 033 260 5537
    or email

  18. Studio 1

    A dance extravaganza for all ages based on favourite movies. Relax & enjoy STUDIO 1's fun filled show including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern and Ballet Dancing.

    Fri 10th June at 6.30pm

    Sat 11the June at 12.30 and 6.30pm

  19. The Ryan Calder Band


    RCBThe RCB returns to the Hexagon Dive for three intimate shows from Thursday to Saturday. Bring a picnic dinner, drinks on sale at the bar. Tickets are R60, and the evening is 7 for 7.30pm. Bookings at 033 260 5537.








  20. The Coolie Odyssey


    Theatre Art Projects International, in Association with Rajesh Gopie,



    Coolie Odyssey

    The Coolie Odyssey






    19-28 May


    After a critically acclaimed international tour and direct from the Market theatre in JHB, The Coolie Odyssey – Rajesh Gopie’s delicate and insightful production looking at the lives of indentured workers from India, who arrived in Natal to work on the sugar plantations, comes to Pietermaritzburg’s Hexagon Theatre  for a commemorative season honoring the Indian legacy and heritage in South Africa


    The Coolie Odyssey is written and directed by Rajesh Gopie, who is perhaps best known for writing and performing in the multi award winning one-hander hit Out of Bounds.


    The Coolie Odyssey premiered at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2002, before enjoying a highly-successful season at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It focuses on the indenture of workers from India for the sugar plantations in Natal between the years 1860 to 1911. It combines compassion with humour to reveal important insights into the identity of South African Indians, their role, significance and contribution to out country’s narrative, and the ongoing issues of race relations and nation-building.


    Its plot unfolds as the story-teller - a monkey, with memories of previous human incarnations – types up his story on an old typewriter. His story unveils the life of Ramlal Kilhari, an indentured labourer, who arrived in Durban in 1888. We follow Ramlal as he searches for identity, belonging and salvation against the backdrop of those pioneering colonial times. The scope of this play is panoramic, yet detailed and nuanced with pathos, live musical accompaniment and theatrical imagination.


    The cast includes newcomers Yateen Dayaram, Avershree Maistry, Don Mosenye as well as seasoned actors Conrad Kemp and Rajesh Gopie. The live score is sung by Mumbai based Sufi singing star, Anuraag Dounidyal. 


    “Beautifully conceived and presented, The Coolie Odyssey is a labyrinth of three stories, deftly folded together, about the arrival in South Africa of three Indian immigrants who decide to leave the grinding poverty and hopelessness of their native Calcutta. Tied together, the stories tell of the complex ties that have been forged between the past and the present, modernity and ancestry, and ultimately, between living on the fringe and truly belonging.” Tanya Jonker-Bryce, Eastern Cape Daily Dispatch.


    “Comes the moment, comes the play. A classic immigrant’s tale infused with sympathetic magic and empathic insights, The Coolie Odyssey is the finest of rebukes to Mbongeni Ngema’s hateful anti-Indian songs. Gopie has crafted a humane and engaging piece of theatre that affirms and gently asserts the role of Indian South Africans in our history while being unflaggingly engaging. This is more than a journey, it is a homecoming.” Darryl Accone, then-Cue Arts Editor.

    All bookings @ The Hexagon Theatre: 033-260 5537

     Performance Schedule:
    19 May Thursday: School show, 11 am
        7.30 pm
    20 May Friday: School Show 11 am
         7.30 pm
    21 May Saturday 7.30 pm
    22 May Sunday Matinee, 3 pm
    24 May Tuesday School show, 11 am
    25 May Wednesday 7.30 pm
    26 May Thursday School show, 11 am
         7.30 pm
    27 May      Friday  School show, 11 am
         7.30 pm
    28 May Saturday 7.30 pm


    Production information

    Author   :  Rajesh Gopie
    Director  : Rajesh Gopie
    Lx Designer : Glen Olsen
    Set Designer : Hugo Le Roux
    Costume Designer : Andrew Verster



    Yateen Dayaram
    Don Mosenye
    Avershree Maistry
    Conrad Kemp
    Rajesh Gopie
    Anuraag Dounidyal



    Special offer to all organizations, clubs and schools for a fundraising option. Buy an entire performance of the show between 18-22 May for half the price and fundraise for your school. R15 000 buys you 300 seats (R50 a seat). Normal price is R 100! 50% off.

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